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Acme whistles

Clark J

Well-Known Member
Besides the ditch whistles with AM markings were there any "Acme Thunder" without AM markings ever issued ? And is there any way to date Acme whistles ? Would like a true AM marked whistle...... had a mint one but sold it with all my other items a few years ago.
 

Obscurator

Member
Besides the ditch whistles with AM markings were there any "Acme Thunder" without AM markings ever issued ? And is there any way to date Acme whistles ? Would like a true AM marked whistle...... had a mint one but sold it with all my other items a few years ago.
J. Hudson, the makers of Acme whistles, are still very much in business in the UK. They make a wide range of whistles, including a Thunderer type.

Their website is acmewhistles.co.uk.
 

Otter

Active Member
I have a more modern one with the broad arrow markings and a nice little leather frog that attaches it to a button. Came from fleabay a couple of years ago, still in its wrapper with NATO Stock Numbers on it. They were still being issued around the time of the Falklands, not sure how long after then.
 

John Lever

Moderator
I think they also made police whistles. My wife who is a teacher was issued with a Thunderer when she first started her career.
 

Cobblers161

Well-Known Member
They issue Thunderers to some brigades in the Fire Service still, I received mine when I joined, I’ll see if I can find it.
 

taikonaut

Active Member
Some squadrons uses trench whistles instead. Not sure the reason why. Does the Acme whistle not work as well if the pea get wet?
 
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